A lot of people are a bit nervous about trying SUP Yoga, they may not be confident on a paddleboard or feel they don't know enough yoga poses. Some also said they couldn't come as they would feel uncomfortable doing yoga in swimwear. So let me set the record straight with some more infomration on my classes:
- Yoga experience will be helpful but certainly not essential and I have taught a lot of people who had never done yoga before. I offer options to suit all levels so the class has something for everyone.
- Paddleboard expereince again is helpful but non paddlers are very welcome and are not "non paddlers" for long
- Experienced Paddlebaorders and Yoga students will still fall in (and so will I!)
- Wear what you are comfortable in! wetsuits are fine if you are worried about falling in or normal yoga clothes. I dont feel comfortable doing yoga in a bikini and dont expect my students to feel any different.
- It may rain (we dont really mind - just pop a wetsuit on and you'll be toasty warm)
- You will wobble - its how your body finds its balance and learns the moves
- You will laugh - shortly after wobbling
- Your legs and core will ache the next day - this is a challenging experience as your body is constantly balancing on the board
One of the biggest reasons I love SUP Yoga (especially teaching it) is that its a fun and lighthearted interpretation of a traditional practice. It strips down the ego and attachement to the poses and takes Yoga out of the studio - which is something I'm passionate about.
Why not give it a try and see if you love it as much as I do! The worst thing that can happen is that you'll get wet.